Sharon Boyce

Sharon Boyce

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Sharon is passionate about people and horses. Her belief is that if people can be assisted to find meaning and purpose in life, they will live life optimally and move closer towards becoming the best they can be.
Many years after walking away from Clinical Psychology, Sharon returned to complete a master’s degree as a Counselling Psychologist and is currently licensed as an intern psychologist whilst she completes the final academic requirements. As an international diplomate of Logotherapy, she is a pioneer in combining Logotherapy with Eagala Model equine-assisted psychotherapy and personal development.
As a child, Sharon fell in love with horses and her equestrian journey has traversed the roads of competitive eventing and combined carriage driving, sport horse breeding, para equestrian and Special Olympics, equestrian administration as well as therapeutic riding and Eagala Model work. She founded the Shumbashaba Community Trust that provides a safe space to children, families and caregivers from disadvantaged communities. In this space they find hope and self-worth through the context of the horse; the environment, sport, recreation and the Eagala Model.
Sharon is Eagala advanced certified and can perform the role of the horse specialist or mental health professional. Within the Eagala community, Sharon is a mentor and a member of the training team. She is a published author in the field of equine-assisted psychotherapy and is committed to ongoing research and learning in this field.
She passionately advocates that the Eagala Model uniquely positions horses in mental health and well-being to provide meaningful prevention and interventions that facilitates improvement in the lives of all people. 
Her life motto is: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because, what the world needs is people who have come alive.” (Howard Thurman)